Cool Tools for Back-to-School

Blinks by Move38 Reimagines Digital Gaming Without Computers, Phones

Blinks by Move38 Reimagines Digital Gaming Without Computers, Phones

It’s time for some fun! With all the terrible news throughout the world, family fun and fun with friends is long overdue. I’ve been having fun with something new that have elements unlike anything else I’ve seen called Blinks by Move38. Not a board game. Not a video...

AfterShokz OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset, a Comfy Headset for All-day Wear

AfterShokz OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset, a Comfy Headset for All-day Wear

AfterShokz OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset with Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone and 16-hour talk time disappears while wearing it and performs admirably. There is nothing in the ear because the pad-like bone conduction conductor pads send...

How I Became a Chromebook Laptop Fan

How I Became a Chromebook Laptop Fan

Demand for Chromebooks is skyrocketing as consumers look for less expensive notebook computers for school and home, and even for business use. Why? Blame the pandemic for starters. The best reason for increased demand is that Chromebooks are ready for their spotlight,...

ASUS TUF 17″ Gaming Laptop Doubles as Bargain-Priced Everyday Computer

ASUS TUF 17″ Gaming Laptop Doubles as Bargain-Priced Everyday Computer

It’s true! You can have a respectable gaming experience from a $900 laptop with 17.3-inch screen, so long as it is this new model from ASUS. Powered by an 11th gen Intel Core i5-11260H processor, with 8GB RAM and a half terabyte SSD, a good NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti...

HP LaserJet M209dwe Small Footprint, Stellar Black & White Performer

HP LaserJet M209dwe Small Footprint, Stellar Black & White Performer

HP LaserJet M209dwe is a new, wireless black-and-white laser printer that includes six months of toner through subscription with HP. I’m excited about this printer, with its small footprint, up to 30 ppm 600 dpi output, dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in duplexer and up to...

Sony XB23 EXTRA BASS Crisp & Clear Sound Portable Bluetooth Speaker

June 13, 2020 – Sony’s punchy new XB23 EXTRA BASS portable Bluetooth (BT) sound tube is a worthy competitor in the jungle of similar products, and at about $100, it is priced right. Compact and lightweight, default settings provide the EXTRA BASS function. It can...

Work and School From Home Tech Refresh by Kensington – Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

June 5, 2020 – Computer makers have created thin and light laptops. How? One way was by removing internal CD/DVD drives and eliminating ports. Not every user needs or wants these. Consequences of these design decisions include a robust aftermarket that return...

Work and School From Home With Tech Refresh by Kensington – Pro Fit® Ergo Wireless Keyboard

June 1, 2020 – Whether yours is a laptop or desktop computer, a change, perhaps an upgrade to an ergonomic full-size keyboard can be a huge improvement in both comfort and productivity.   Enter Kensington with their line of PC/Mac-compatible wired and wireless...

Work and School From Home Tech Refresh by Kensington – Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball, ErgoSoft Wrist Rest

May 28, 2020 – I was introduced to Kensington’s wired trackballs around 1992 with their first Turbo Mouse for Mac. Why lift and move one’s hand using a conventional mouse when the hand can remain relatively stationary to perform typical mousing functions? I don’t know...

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